Buy Tickets From the 2019-2020 Season: William Wycherley’s comedy The Country Wife Playing May 15, 2020 to May 31, 2020

$15 General Admission Previews
Saturday May 9, 2020
Sunday May 10, 2020
Thursday May 14, 2020

Performance on May 10 at 2:30pm only (Mother’s Day)

Eric Lang and Kaley Pharr (photo by Daniel Parvis)

A satirical and bawdy Restoration comedy focused on the vices and hypocrisies of Restoration London, The Country Wife has been admired as a farce, condemned as immoral or frivolous, and praised as a sharp and sophisticated drama. Wycherley satirizes female hypocrisy, true and false masculinity, and human folly through three neatly linked plots. His racy prose dialogue creates an energetic and complex comedy of sex that combines cynicism, satire and farce.

Sponsored by The Bob and Cappa Woodward Charitable Fund

Audience Advisory: The Country Wife deals with adults behaving badly and sexual situations...and boy is it funny!

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Q&A on Sunday May 17, 2020

Beginning July 2019, our student ticket prices are as follows:
$15 General Admission Tickets on Thursdays
$20 in all sections on Fridays and Sundays
(No student discounts on Saturdays)

Director's Notes

Directed by John Ammerman

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Performances May 15-31, 2020

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Shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm

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These are plays you may have read in high school or college. The plot is fairly uncomplicated, though some of the themes may be dense or dark. These plays may include supernatural elements, straight-forward politics, historical content or religious content. In these plays, there may also be bawdy language and certain adult situations. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show.

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